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A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports National Alliance on Mental Illness!

San Diego, CA – December 27, 2012 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary donation to National Alliance on Mental Illness San Diego. NAMISD began around a kitchen table in 1970 where parents who had an adult child suffering from schizophrenia could find understanding and support. Over the next 30 years, NAMISD morphed into an unique support organization for both those diagnosed with mental illness and their families. Due to NAMI’s bold endeavors, mental illness is no longer considered the fault of the parents. Rather than suffer guilt, parents are given an informative hug of information through NAMISD and hope through its programs. Family to family support is coordinated and peer to peer support is established for the one affected with mental illness. Seeing dramatic improvements in the lives of those they serve, NAMISD has great hopes for further increasing the visibility of their programs and organization to positively impact San Diegans.

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Storage Auctions Scheduled for 12/27/12

Here is an update on the A-1 Self Storage auctions scheduled for 12/27/12:


10:00 AM at 4981 Spring St, La Mesa, CA has 7 units

11:00 AM at 8328 Center Dr, La Mesa, CA has 4 units

12:00 PM at 556 W. Main St, El Cajon, CA has 10 units

1:00 PM at 1370 N. Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA has 3 units

2:00 PM at 9893 Riverford Rd, Lakeside, CA has 4 units

* Please note – the number of units is subject to change without notice.

Holiday Safety Tips






With this being the last weekend before Christmas, you can expect the malls to be extra crowded and parking to be hectic and scarce. The holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. A-1 Self Storage cares about your safety and offers the following Holiday Safety Tips from the Los Angeles Police Department Crime Prevention Section that can help you be more careful, prepared and aware while you’re out and about this weekend.

  • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member and park in a well-lit area.
  • Be sure to locate your car keys prior to going to your car to avoid fumbling in the dark for them.
  • When approaching or leaving your vehicle, please be aware of all your surroundings.
  • Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car; this creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
  • Keep cash in your front pocket.
  • Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas, transportation terminals, bus stops, on buses and other rapid transit.
  • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
  • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con-artists may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
  • Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings at all times.

Be smart and be safe this holiday season. For more Holiday Safety Tips, click here.

Source: LAPD Crime Prevention Section

Seasonal Storage Tips

Using self storage during the holiday season can help make things less stressful. Along with the holiday cheer and festivities comes the stress and chaos of shopping, family gatherings and overnight guests. Here are some self storage solutions that can clear up your home to help make the holidays more enjoyable.

  • Santa Storage: Store bicycles, scooters, sporting equipment, electronic items & much more and keep them safely hidden away until “Santa” is ready to put them under the Christmas tree.
  • Guest Room Space: Are you getting ready for house guests, but your spare room is a mess? Consider renting a storage unit to contain that clutter!
  • Guest Furniture & Bedding: Storing items for guest use only like roll-away beds, cots, futons, air mattresses, pillows and blankets will free your home from items that are generally used for special occasions only.
  • Seasonal Clothing: Free up some closet space by storing your summer wear and clothing until they’re ready to be worn again next year. Switch them out with warmer clothing items such as coats, jackets, thermal wear, hats, gloves, etc.
  • Seasonal Items: You might want to consider storing your surfboard, boogie board, golf clubs and other summer gear if you’re not going to use them until next summer rolls around. This will help make room for your winter skis, boots, sleds, shovels, etc.
  • Holiday Decorations: Since you’ll only need them once a year, you might as well store them away where they won’t get damaged.

Seasonal storage is an ideal way to stay organized during the hectic holiday season. A seasonal storage unit is definitely worth considering when you have items that you need but don’t use very often. Please call us today and let the friendly staff at A-1 Self Storage help you determine the best size space to help you save space and money! We also offer a wide selection of boxes and packing supplies for one-stop shopping convenience.

A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports Meals on Wheels!

December 19, 2012 Press Release

A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary donation to Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels mission is “to start a national movement to end senior hunger by 2020: Our goal is to recruit 6 million people who are willing to stand up and pledge to do what it takes to end senior hunger.” Utilizing a tripod approach, Meals on Wheels plans to conduct research, gathering the latest data to serve the hungry seniors as efficiently as possible, they will raise awareness nationally to increase their impact, lastly they will identify emerging trends in the demographic they serve and put in place a sustainable model. It is of utmost importance to honor the seniors in America and provide for them in their sunset years. This generation sacrificed and made possible a brighter future for today’s working generation. Providing a meal both affirms their value and communicates our gratitude.

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Beanie Babies Invasion!

Someone generously donated 300 Beanie Babies for Toys for Toys at our A-1 Self Storage La Mesa – Center Dr. location! These cute, little critters were overflowing from boxes throughout the office. The store associates were starting to get used to seeing their smiling faces everyday but they’ve finally left us yesterday as the Marine Corps Reservists came by to pick them up, along with the other 285 toys this location collected. While our Beanie Babies friends will be missed, we’re happy to know that they’ll soon be given a new home as Toys for Tots distributes them to deserving children this weekend.

Thank you everyone for your generosity and supporting Toys for Tots!

Storage Auctions Scheduled for 12/19/12

Here is an update on A-1 Self Storage auctions scheduled for 12/19/12:


12:00 PM at 301 High St, Oakland, CA has 4 units

2:00 PM at 1337 Old County Rd, Belmont, CA has 7 units



10:00 AM at 3040 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA has 8 units

11:00 AM at 1783 S Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA has 3 units

12:00 PM at 124 Nettleton Rd, Vista, CA has 2 units

Please note – the number of units is subject to change without notice.

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